As PrEP Becomes More Available, Couples With One HIV + Partner Consider Treatment

As PrEP Becomes More Available, Couples With One HIV + Partner Consider Treatment

It has been recommended that gay and bisexual men consider taking pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention, but there is one demographic that, according to many health care professionals, is an ideal candidate for this treatment: HIV-negative men with HIV-positive male partners, relationships that are referred to as serodiscordant.
For many of these couples, PrEP may offer a security in intimacy among both partners that is beneficial to physically, mentally, and emotionally, where HIV is concerned. The fear of a condom breaking during sex or not being used properly can be alleviated with the knowledge that medication taken for PrEP, when administered properly, can reduce the risk of HIV infection by 96 to 99 percent.
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